Even in the days before they were handed a new collective agreement by an arbitrator, the university’s faculty union and administration could not agree about some of the basic issues highlighted in, and the details of, arbitration. The split between administration and faculty led to the strike that knocked three weeks off last year’s winter […]

In May 2014, Lauren Latour, a fourth-year environmental studies major, conducted a campus-wide audit to assess the status of Mount Allison’s environmental initiatives. The audit found a consistent reduction in the amount of food waste generated, as well as a general reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, largely due to changes in heating methods. On Oct. […]

Every year, Maclean’s Magazine releases its Canadian university rankings at the end of October. For 17 out of the past 23 years, Mount Allison has ranked no. 1 in the primarily undergraduate category. Other schools in this category, few of which have extensive graduate programs, include St. Francis Xavier and Acadia. Because of the university’s […]

Festival grows without losing its essence. The city of Halifax buzzed with excitement at the advent of Halifax Pop Explosion, one of the city’s most highly-anticipated festivals. Spread out over five days, this year’s expertly-crafted line-up boasted acts like Toronto electronic duo Zed’s Dead, Detroit rapper Danny Brown, Polaris Music Prize winner Tanya Tagaq and […]

The latest results of a series of water tests conducted across Mount Allison are in. According to the report, 26 locations in 12 buildings on campus contained more lead than the recommended safe limits for consumption. The testing was conducted by a “specialized firm experienced in water testing,” and the samples were “analysed by a […]

For the first time during a provincial election, Mount Allison hosted advance polling stations. Located in Tweedie Hall, the stations provided an avenue for Mt. A students to vote in the provincial election. The polls ran for three days from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17, opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m. Across […]

Students from the Mount Allison community once again participated in Shinerama, Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser and a cornerstone of the activities surrounding the arrival of first year students to Sackville. It took students as far as Amherst and Moncton to raise money by shining shoes, busking, washing cars, or just asking for donations. Held annually […]

An unprecedented number of Mount Allison’s incoming students are forgoing residence by choosing to live off-campus. Sources from the students’ union suggested roughly 180 first-years are living off campus. The university would not confirm the estimates. Off-campus students constituted the single largest group of first years, said Jeff Counsell, this year’s orientation chair – more […]